September 25th, 2009
11:15 AM ET
5 years ago

Corzine makes pitch to Hispanics in new ad

Corzine campaign released it's first spanish language TV ad.'
Corzine campaign released it's first spanish language TV ad.'

WASHINGTON (CNN)– Making a direct appeal to Hispanic voters in New Jersey, Gov. Jon Corzine's campaign released it's first spanish language TV ad Friday featuring Sen. Bob Menendez touting the governor's steadfast nature while condemning opponents for unwarranted attacks.

"In this economic crisis, New Jersey is one of the states that has suffered the least because of the stewardship of Jon Corzine," Menendez says in the 30-second spot. "He has made difficult, but necessary measures which is why he has been attacked unfairly."

"...New Jersey has the best high school graduation percentage in the country," Menendez continues, citing Corzine's $4 billion investment in new schools.

Nearly 14 percent of New Jersey's population is made up of spanish speaking households, with 15.6 percent identifying themselves as hispanic.

The ad called, "Nuestro Gobernador y la Educación" which translates as 'Our Governor and Education,' is airing on broadcast television throughout New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.


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soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. Wheat

    Someone needs to tell him ENGLISH is the national language of the USA

    September 25, 2009 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  2. Fair is Fair

    That cat looks like one of the Coneheads from SNL.

    September 25, 2009 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  3. rr

    wow, a democrat candidate for governor NOT running an attack ad?

    This IS news!

    September 25, 2009 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  4. Barack reads his lies, Unions Thrive and the Economy dies.

    Does the ad talk about Gov't waste and fraud, expensive abuse of power and high taxes in New Jersey, or how liberal tax and spend policies in the history of mankind have never worked?

    September 25, 2009 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  5. Kevin in Ohio

    "New Jersey has suffered the least"...... that's because their level of suffering before the economic downturn was ALREADY low! I've lived in NJ twice in my life, never to return. Taxes in Ohio are bad enough, but NJ takes the cake.

    September 25, 2009 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  6. Samuel

    Please NJ, vote this guy out of office. I'm sick of paying high property taxes.

    September 25, 2009 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  7. LacrosseMom(stuck in moderation)

    As a Latina, I know that BOTH the GOP & the DEMS pander to Latinos by doing ads in Spanish........ BUSH, did, Reagan, did, Clinton, etc.!

    This is nothing new. The far-right is showing their racism, their hatred for everything or anyone who is different from them.

    God help our nation!

    September 25, 2009 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  8. Island girl

    "Someone needs to tell him ENGLISH is the national language of the USA"

    Yeah, my friend but you gotta take your head out of the sand and check out the population trend and projections. Less than fifty years from now Latinos will no longer be the in the minority but in the majority. Got kids? They better learn Spanish or get left out of the job market. Check the ads these days and see how many bi-lingual positions are waiting for you. If your answer is not "Yes, I can" then the response to your application will be "No, you won't!"

    September 25, 2009 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  9. Robin

    Bye bye Corzine. Nice knowing you. Well not really. It will be great to see how many other Dems get walking papers.

    September 25, 2009 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  10. Ex-Repug

    Corzine may not be any great shakes but be careful what you wish for. There are few in NJ more divisive, manipulative and just a plain bully than Christie. He is about as dishonest as you can get. I hope Corzine takes him down.

    September 25, 2009 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  11. Steve (the real one)

    Just proves Corzine is bad for Jersey in 2 languages! Corzine BTW had already run attack ads!

    September 25, 2009 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  12. Hispanics For Christie

    Hispanics in NJ are Tired of Failing Schools, Lack of Employment Opportunities, and Corruption! We will not vote for CORSLIME!
    Basta ya de las mentiras de los Democratas!

    It is Time for Change in NJ, I like Obama, but Corslime has no hope in NJ this November. Hispanics are uniting from all over this great state, we will send a message to Corslime and the whole Democrat Party: DON'T TAKE OUR VOTES FOR GRANTED!

    September 25, 2009 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  13. Centrist

    Wow, and the far-right xenophobia continues against the Hispanic community as seen in some of the first few posts here. How sad.

    Is it any wonder why Hispanics are leaving the Republican Party these days? ALL Americans deserve better, no matter what language they choose with our freedom of speech–entiende?

    September 25, 2009 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  14. Rani McBride

    You have got to be kidding me!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 25, 2009 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  15. aproudmemberoftheunpatrioticmob

    And believe me the New Jersey taxpayers pay those unions not to work very well, so those unions can have more time to create voters (with the help of ACORN) for the libs.

    September 25, 2009 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  16. Judi Baller

    This NJ resident is going to vote for Gov. Corzine with absolutely no hesitation. Who in their right mind wants to take a chance, just as the economy is beginning to turn around, on some new guy that hasn't even said one word about what he plans to do other than."cut taxes and shrink (read cut) government services. We may be having a tough time with the economy like every other state, but at least we have a governor that has kept our heads above water. You could be living in SC or CA or even AZ (now selling their office space). For you folks running to Mr. Christie, sorry, I just cannot imagine a governor who is related to the mob, and in NJ, at that. How humiliating is that?

    September 25, 2009 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  17. Allen

    Excuse me corzine! The last time I looked, we are in America, NOT MEXICO. Please corzine don't insult my language. It's called ENGLISH. If you don't like the current language in this country. Why don't you take yourself and the 12+ million illegals in Amercia back to Mexico, where they belong? Oh and don't let the door hit you on the way out.......

    September 25, 2009 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  18. wowow

    NJ, do you actually claim this guy?

    September 25, 2009 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  19. Helen, NY

    Menendez and Corzine are the birds of same feathers. Hispanics are not fools to give them their votes. Go away.

    September 25, 2009 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  20. Brandon

    Let me court the hispanic vote. Then when I get in office, ignore and screw them over. Republicans are the worst in social issues. Republicans are the worse in economic issues. No thanks.

    September 25, 2009 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  21. Ranjit

    Governor who would not wear a seat belt should never be elected again. Corzine is an example of power getting to head and someone who thinks he can do anything and still win elections.

    September 25, 2009 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  22. Proud Member..Party of No

    Corzine is as rotten as a year old apple but we already knew that because he has a "D" after his name.

    September 25, 2009 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |